OAKLAND — A passenger was taken to the hospital Monday following a two-car crash on Kennedy Memorial Drive that destroyed one of the vehicles, according to police.

The crash was reported at 11:01 a.m. when a 2011 Toyota Camry being driven west on Kennedy Memorial Drive by Carole Boardman, 78, of Fairfield, stopped to turn left onto South Alpine, according to police Officer Todd Burbank.

Traveling behind the Camry, also heading west, was a 2003 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Amber Martin, 24, of Whitefield, he said.

When the Camry stopped to turn left, Martin tried to swerve the Elantra to the right to avoid hitting it, but struck the Camry in the rear, according to Burbank.

Martin had three passengers in the car, and one, a woman, was taken to a local hospital by Delta Ambulance to be checked out because she had existing back issues, according to Burbank. He did not name the woman and was not certain what hospital she was taken to.

Martin complained of pain at the scene but was not taken to a hospital, he said.

No charges were filed in the accident.

The Hyundai was destroyed. The Toyota was damaged but appeared to be repairable, Burbank said.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Arbo’s Towing & Repair Service.

The Fire Department and police chief Michael Tracy and police Captain Rick Stubbert assisted at the scene.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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